These are all important questions to ask, but the most impressive answer is going to be what is most important to the property manager. Do they simply need volume and to close deals as quickly as possible? If so, the answer is, “Would you like to leave a deposit?” If the PM is very focused on getting the right residents in the building and would sacrifice some initial leasing volume for overall retention, then the answer is “What attracts you to our community?” or “Why do you want to live here?”
Either way, always ask for the sale! Even if this exact interview question does not get asked, try to work this into your leasing interview anyway!
Being a successful leasing agent can take work. It can be a stressful, thankless job, but can also be one of the most rewarding as well! Everyone needs a home and you get to be on the front lines helping to make that happen for a select audience of people. If you take any of the above tips and tricks to heart, we hope it helps you excel at your job and take your leasing game to the next level!